Meet the COVER team
Tony – Editor-in-chief
Editor at large. To be found wherever people from the industry gather. He has a special interest in the Insurance and Investment industry, having spent nearly two decades in a variety of companies and positions, mostly in product development and distribution. COVER allows him the freedom to locate the treasures of information offered by a vibrant industry and present them to the various stakeholders in an interesting yet clear format.
Having qualified as a lawyer, he started life as a prosecutor, moved on to be a lawyer and finally joined the insurance industry as a legal advisor to the Product Development team of Momentum Life. He subsequently qualified as a Certified Financial Planner and later received an MBA from GIBS.
Companies and positions:
- Momentum Life - Head, Marketing Legal
- Sage Life - Assistant General Manager Business Development
- Absa Life - General Manager Product Development and Distribution
In his spare time, he loves eating his wifes wonderful food, sailing whatever craft is available, restoring old boats, reading old books and talking to animals.
Dominique – Social Media
Dominique was born and raised in Cape town. She likes to describe herself as an extrovert trapped in an introvert's body. She says that she is willing to try almost anything once and is a closet adrenaline junky. Her dream is to travel the world and explore its rich history. She lives by two simple philosophies in life,one ‘ you won’t know till you try’ and two ‘everything happens for a reason, you just have to have the wisdom to see it’.
Jeanette – Membership & Admin
My name is Maputuki Jeanette Komape, I grew up in Pretoria in a little town called Hammanskraal, where a sense of Ubuntu(humanity) and companionship were but some values that groomed me to be the person I am today. My passion for people led me into the catering industry in 1996. Since then I was lucky enough to be exposed to many industries ranging from catering, entertainment, sales and currently education. With the industry transition I also got a chance to travel and see many places. This has strengthened my ability to adapt to changes in my environment and has removed any fears of new experiences when it comes to my career and life in general.
Working with people taught me that we are different, and that we all deserve to be treated with love and respect, and allowed me to break any communication and inter-personal barriers that existed before. I am currently a 1st year part -time BA Psychology student at Cornerstone. I chose this programme because of my passion for people. I see Psychology is an art of the soul, it taught me that there is beauty in brokenness and also a space where God can come in to shape character. Working in the catering and sales industry laid a solid foundation for me in terms of self-development and acquiring skills. In my years working in these industries I have picked up skills such a solid work-ethic, the ability to manage time and being socially perceptive.
Wesley – Layout & Design
Born in Johannesburg, nearly a quarter of a century ago, he moved to Cape Town in 2006 to escape the concrete jungle and its wild and dangerous inhabitants â€“ which he was beginning to resemble too much. After a few attempts at work, including short stints at CD and DVD stores, waiting tables and even office automation sales, an offer was made to study at Concept Interactive College at Rosebank, Cape Town, by his kind and generous father. Later, an offer was made by the same man to join his company to take over from the previous designer in 2007, and he has worked there since.
Since moving to Cape Town, activities like hiking, running and surfing are among the chief activities he has taken up in order to make the most of the change of scenery. The first two mentioned became much safer upon arrival in Cape Town; the last mentioned became possible.
He is a keen guitarist and has been playing for a number of years, recently adding vocal training to his list of activities in the hope of being able to sing and play guitar at the same time. Progress is slow in this regard.
His job duties include designing (including layout) COVER and The Financial Planner, designing adverts and advertorial pieces for companies upon their request, and company profiles and features.
Mike – Video & Digital design
Being a born & bread Capetonian, Mike has a passion for the outdoors, whether it be kicking a rugby ball on the beach or hiking up a mountain he is always game to catch some rays & experience nature.
Being a sports fanatic, he will rarely pass up the opportunity to fit in a kickboxing class during the week or join a social football game on the weekends. Having worked in the online industry the past couple of years for Sage Online Tools, he has gained valuable skills such as Web Design, E-Commerce setup, content management and Graphic Design.
Nape – Relationship Manager
Nape is a Design graduate from the National School Of Arts, and has further acquired a Bachelors degree from the Tshwane University Of Technology (2007). She holds a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (2015) from the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI).
Nape‘s strength lies in identifying unconventional means of marketing and optimizing Online activities to the companies searchable advantage, Print, Publishing and the digital landscape of the industry. She brings creative marketing and visual communication strategies for various campaigns to the company that are desired.
Brent – Digital Marketing
Enjoys being outside interacting with nature and its surrounds, whether he is hiking or running the trail, swimming in the water or surfing on it, Brent can be seen with a smile on his face. The outlook that he maintains is that life is about being the best version of yourself and constantly striving for that.